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, d.c.. last year, he walked from san diego to seattle. we'll be watching him. >>> the neighborhoods surrounding johns hopkins university may soon be getting the makeover. today the president of the college and the mayor will be on hand for the announce. the new plan comes after last year's homewood community partners initiative. it brought together community members and the university to come up with ways to help the north baltimore area thrive more. >>> many couples have been waiting a lifetime for today. >> today same sex couples are unstop closer to -- one step closer to getting legally married. abc2 news' sherrie johnson is downtown live with more on this story. this is a big day. >> reporter: yes, it certainly is. we are here live in front of courthouse east where many same sex couples are expected to line up today for their marriage licenses. the place will be a pretty busy place today. even though they will have the license, they won't actually be able to tie the knot until january 1st when that new law goes into effect. the governor is expected to formally ratify the electio
a marriage license now that they can legally wed. the county clerk's office in seattle opened at midnight to accommodate couples eager to make history. there's another historic first in washington overnight. it is now legal to buy and possess pot. the law, though, bans public use of marijuana, like drinking in public. and it's against the wall to sell pot. the state is trying to work out a system to license growers. >>> and with that, we'll take a look -- >> you can't buy it or sell it. >> time, now, for the weather across the country. showers from portland to seattle. up to eight inches of snow in the northern cascades and rockies. mild in the nation's midsection. pop-up showers in omaha, cincinnati and louisville. and scattered showers from the carolina coast through florida. >> 70s from dallas to miami. mostly 40s in the northeast and midwest. 37 in billings. >>> up next, a megabank braces for a major hit. layoffs for thousands of workers. >>> but things are looking up, though, for starbucks, which announces major expansion plans. ready to open two stores every day. >>> and later in "t
's office in seattle opened after midnight to start distributing licenses. washington joins several other states that allow gay and lesbian couples to wed. voters passed referendum last month. >>> marijuana possession now legal in washington state pot smokers have been celebrating in the streets of seattle. people gathered at the space needle for a new year's eve-style countdown to midnight when the measure passed by voters last month took effect. they cheered and lit joints in unison. >>> new this morning, duchess of cambridge has left the hospital where she was being treated for acute morning sickness related to her pregnancy. here she is, take a look, new video of a smiling kate middleton leaving the king edward vii hospital with her husband by her side, the royal couple's office says she will head to kensington pal -- palace for rest. she is less than 12 weeks pregnant. the couple is expecting their first child when morning sickness tends to be the worst in that early stage, first trimester. hopefully, better from here. >> she has that extra special morning sickness. >>> you saw fog t
. >> that couple has been together for 35 years and received a marriage license in seattle overnight. they and others lined up shortly after the governor signed the voter approved law yesterday. >> washington state just legalized recreational marijuana. some pot smokers lit up just after midnight when the new law took affect and technically smoking in public marijuana is not legal and the feds are reminding people using marijuana is still a crime under federal law. >>> we are following breaking news of a police chase and crash in san francisco. claudine wong is live near the foot of the bay bridge to show us the damage, claudine? >> reporter: we are on essex and folsom and police say they did not chase the suspect but he did fail to yield and you can see the car hooked up to the tow truck. this is the essex street on ramp and folsom street shut down so if you take a look to where the orange cones are post -- orange cones are posted. until just a few minutes ago, water was shotting through the air and flooding through this intersection. at this point, the situation is now that they ar
came from seattle and i know many people have brought up that term today and i get the sense from this group that you're at kind of a high level of discourse and you have a general understanding. could i see a show of hands for those of you that social emotional learning is a familiar term? and those that feel you have a deep understanding of it? okay. great. thank you. i want to introduce myself a little more so you have the context of what i do. i work for a nonprofit in seattle "committee for children" and we have been around for about 32 years. we're nonprofit and we do both education and advocacy and on the education end we develop be curriculum and the curriculum is used widely across the country. it's in every state in the country and in canada and 70 countries around the world and programs we're familiar with is second step and i am hearing some nods and we have a
of seattle with a camperable ordinance was able to do it under the first amendment. last week a circuit panel undid that case and they're in the protections and i disagree with the reading and to the polluters that litter on your footsteps and based on the same logic as the citizens united ruling and considers the corporate super pacs the same as real people but with our city attorney i am introducing legislation today and suspend our pilot programs until we see if seattle's law is consistent with the first amendment and i am working with the city attorney to find alternate approaches for the same goal. the rest i commit. >> thank you supervisor. supervisor. >> submit. >> thank you supervisor. >> supervisor mar. >> thank you madam clerk. i have several things. the first is my strong support for the neighborhood theater and in the richmond district. i have been supporting the survival of the neighborhood theaters and i am introducing a motion for what the city can do much more to protect the small independent theaters. i have been working hard to support the balboa theater and the foundat
fired up. >> fired up. talk about fired up. for thousands of people in seattle and all across washington state, this day could not come soon enough. it is day one of legal recreational marijuana use. courtesy of the voters who passed a landmark referendum last month. from this day forward, if you are old enough to drink, you can consume as much as one ounce of pot in washington state but you still can't grow it and you still can't sell it. technically, you still can't buy it and you're not supposed to light up in public either. what are you all doing out there at that party? my colleague was there. he was on the not so mean streets when the law took effect. i'll be interested to find out what the absentee rate is at seattle workplaces today, miguel. >> reporter: i think most people are going to work here. it's not quite as crazy as that. it's cold and rainy. puts a damper on things. there were a lot of parties across the entire state and a lot of those issues you raised will be taken care of in the near future. last night was a night for celebration for these folks. >> four, three, two,
mellow celebration at seattle's space needle? pot smokers lit up like it was new year's eve. new voter approved initiative went into effect midnight. this pot party technically, is illegal. wz's law bans smoking pot in public places. for now the seattle police department is turning a blind eye. this notice was sent to all officers last night. until further notice officers shall not take any enforcement action, other than to issue a verbal warning, for a violation of initiative 502. miguel marquez is in seattle. you were there at midnight for the big party, when the law went into effect. what was it like? >> reporter: well, it was a lot of pot being smoked. i think i must have a contact high from all of that. it was one of many, many parties across the state last night as proponents of this law celebrate the first time that pot is legal here. it's the first step in a very long process. ♪ because i got high >> reporter: the moment recreational pot, anything less than an ounce no longer illegal in washington state. >> it's amazing. i'm not a criminal anymore. i can't go to jail for smal
of marijuana, there were cheers in seattle, as marijuana officially became legal in washington state. an impromptu celebration was held, appropriately enough at the space needle, a seattle high point. >> ever think you'd see this day? >> certainly not. >> kind of glad it's here now. >> reporter: the air was filled with the scent of victory. for those who campaigned for this night. although that itself is stretching the new law. it is not legal to use marijuana in public, just like alcohol. and while it is now legal for those 21 and over to buy marijuana, it is not yet legal to sell it. the state still has to write rules for licensing marijuana retailers. >> this is the beginning. >> reporter: washington voters passed the law, partly because of the efforts of one well- traveled resident of the state. >> hi, i'm rick steves. >> reporter: rick steves, who for 20 years has hosted his popular public television show, was among those prominent campaigning for legal marijuana. >> i spent a third of my adult life in europe, hanging out with people who thi
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found him at a checkpoint in security detail. he is going to seattle to live with the soldier's girlfriend. >> the third was found on base when he was just eight weeks old. he is not going to live with his soldier. >> ready for a chilly day? >> tomorrow, 45 degrees. after that, back into the 50's to 60's for the weekend. rain comes our way late sunday into monday. monday and into tuesday, could rain around us. >> thank you very much. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org--
with a pot party at seattle space needle overnight. it's not a blanket license to smoke pot anywhere anytime. cnn's miguel marquez has been up all night, live in seattle for us. so it's not illegal to smoke marijuana but the whole distribution network of marijuana and the distribution and sale of marijuana is still illegal. there's a big asterisk here for recreational pot users. >> reporter: for now it is. in the next year or so that will be taken care of, as this law takes effect. but today was the first big step in what people here are calling a revolution. that pot, less than an ounce is now legal to possess and use. ♪ ♪ i messed up my entire life because i got high ♪ >> reporter: anything less than an ounce no longer illegal in washington state. >> it's amazing. i'm not a cell anymore. i can't go to jail for small amounts of marijuana, you know. i'm free to be free. >> reporter: several dozen hard core smokers showed up here to the base of the space needle, the symbol of the city and state to light up at the stroke of midnight. while the new law does not allow smoking in public pla
to celebrate another new law in washington state. several people starting smoking pot, at seattle's space needle, at the stroke of midnight. that's when possessing small amounts of marijuana became legal under state law. but, these pot smokers are actually breaking the law, since it is still illegal to smoke it in public. but seattle police officers were told to only issue warnings for just ahead: major retailers are accused of failing to warn customers about potentially dangerous baby powderand, still to come this midday: a major insurance company warns customers about the security breach that will affect more than a million people and later in lunchbreak:perfect to serve holiday guests, we're making a simple but elegant salad -- with artichokes, pears, toasted hazelnuts and cheddar cheese. federal officials have filed a complaint against a company that makes baby products after five infants died. the consumer product safety commission was in discussions with "baby matters llc" to recall a popular infant recliner called the "nap nanny." children were found hanging or fell out of the re
: at seattle police headquarters, jonah spangenthal lee was given the task of explaining the state state's new marijuana law on an online guide. >> what do you call it? mari-what? the guide to legal pot use in seattle. >> reporter: a lot of people are saying, thattix. it will take a year for the state to write regulations for selling marijuana illegally. for now, that leaves some confusion gaffes. for example, it's still illegal to smoke pot publicly, but last night teem peepdid. let me get this straight-- you can possess it, you can buy it, but nobody is allowed to sell it. >> that's correct. >> reporter: and nobody is allowed to grow it right now, either. >> that's correct as well. >> reporter: so how do you get legal pot? >> i couldn't tell you. >> reporter: the new law passed with 56% of the vote. supporters say it the save police time and money. since 2001, more than 130,000 people have been arrested in washington state for marijuana possession. legal marijuana sales could also generate washington $500 million a year in taxes and business. opponents worry legalization will lead to more pe
of the space needle, seattle lit up. >> well, i think it's great we finally get to that point, you know what i mean? why hide it? >> reporter: in washington state, it's now totally legal to smoke marijuana for pleasure, as long as you're at least 21. i'm over 21. >> sure. >> reporter: i pull out an ounce of maifrp right now, you are a sworn officer. what will you say to me? >> i'm going to say probably nothing. >> reporter: in fact, they joke on the official police website, "you may responsibly get baked, order some pizzas and enjoy a 'lord of the rings' marathon in the privacy of your own home." but even though it's legal to have it, it's not yet legal to sell marijuana to the masses. at least not for another year, while the state establishes rules for this now budding industry. entrepreneurs, or "pot-trepeneurs," like this former microsoft manager are already making plans to open st starbucks-like stores. you've got this displayed, you know, encased like a beautiful piece of art. you're targeting the high-end market? >> that is exactly right. the category of premium marijuana. think like a f
-medical usa. john blackstone reports from seattle that supporters wasted no time celebrating. >> three, two, one -- whew! >> reporter: at the stroke of midnight, cheers in seattle of marijuana officially becoming legal in washington state. >> yeah! >> reporter: an impromptu celebration was head, appropriately enough at the space needle, a seattle high point. did you ever think you'd see this day? >> i certainly did not. i did not. >> reporter: the air was filled with the scent of victory. for those who campaigned for this night. although, that itself is stretching the new law. it is not legal to use marijuana in public, just like alcohol. and while it is now legal for those 21 and over to buy marijuana, it is not yet legal to sell it. the state still has to write rules for licensing marijuana retailers. >> this is the beginning of -- >> reporter: washington voters passed the law partly because of the efforts of one well-traveled resident of the state. >> hi. i'm rick steves. >> reporter: rick steves for 20 years hosted a popular public travel show was prominent among those campaigning for l
as the rainfall, it's way up to the north, up to the pacific northwest, portland and seattle, picking up significant rainfall. most of california in the clear with the exception of cloud cover. you can see with the satellite perspective closer to the bay area for san francisco, oakland and fairfield. forecast headlines for today. we do have this -- partly to mostly cloudy skies. tomorrow some morning cloud cover out there but once again, we'll go with the partly sunny forecast. this weekend it will be dry but we will be watching an increase in the wind speeds as we head into saturday night and sunday morning. current temperatures are in the 50s to basically upper 50s out there. here's the bigger perspective, once again, on the satellite. still tracking some fog out to the central valley and a batch of midlevel clouds. and tomorrow morning with the leftover moisture and the stabilizing weather pattern that will translate to fog really targeting the delta and some inland valleys but even around the bay itself. we could have visibilities down to one quarter of a mile. but high pressure is s
in seattle last night as the clock struck midnight and the state and ushered in a new law making marijuana legal. it raises questions about the drug war more widely is being waged. it is the subject of a new documentary, "breaking the taboo," which criticizes the narcotics trade. we sit down with those who produced the film. >> the amount of people consuming drugs worldwide is growing dramatically. the number of people going to prison is growing dramatically. and countries that are present about drugs are suffering. and the people in particular are suffering. countries like portugal and spain, which are treating it as a health issue rather than a criminal issue are getting on top of the problem. >> are you advocating the legalization of drugs? >> globally, we have tried different approaches. the legalization of canvas or the regulation of canada's, would like to see -- seecannabis or the regulationcannabis, would like to see country try that. we would like to see the regulation. correct here in the united states today, possessing small amounts of marijuana becomes legal in washington state
state law and marijuana smokers are over joyed. at midnight there was a celebration at the seattle space needle. pot spokeers lit up as the new law took effect. the measure makes it legal to carry up to an announce of marijuana. supporters say they couldn't be happier. >> it's amazing. i'm not a criminal anymore. i can't go to jail for small amounts of marijuana. i'm free to be free. >> marijuana remains illegal under federal law though. that means federal agents can still arrest people for it and it's banned from federal property. >>> do you mind fresh pizza attractive or think others would? pizza hut in canada is betting on it. 110 bottles of pizza scented perfume were sent out. there's no word on when or if pizza hut would be available here in the united states. as marty would say the ad libs are too numerous to mention. >> i was going to say hopefully you're not one of those lucky winners or my stomach will be growling. >>> still ahead we're enjoying a bright sunny thursday. your complete first warning weather forecast is now just 2 sand a -- and a half minutes away. >> first let's
but -- the space needle in seattle last night as the clock struck midnight and the state and ushered in a new law making marijuana legal. it raises questions about the drug war more widely is being waged. it is the subject of a new documentary, "breaking the taboo," which criticizes the narcotics trade. we sit down with those who produced the film. >> the amount of people consuming drugs worldwide is growing dramatically. the number of people going to prison is growing dramatically. and countries that are present about drugs are suffering. and the people in particular are suffering. countries like portugal and spain, which are treating it as a health issue rather than a criminal issue are getting on top of the problem. >> are you advocating the legalization of drugs? >> globally, we have tried different approaches. the legalization of canvas or the regulation of canada's, would like to see -- seecannabis or the regulationcannabis, would like to see country try that. we would like to see the regulation. correct here in the united states today, possessing small amounts of marijuana becomes legal in
hundreds waited for hours for the office to open midnight in seattle to start handing out licenses. washington joins eight other states that allow gay and lesbian couples to wed. last month voters approved a measure to legalize same-sex marriage. >>> also, this morning in washington, pot smokers celebrating the state becoming the first in the nation to legalize recreational marijuana use. midnight they started smoking marijuana at seattle's space needle which breaks part of the new law that forbids lighting up in public the law only allows people to smoke in the privacy of their homes. >>> traffic and weather together, next on the abc7 morning news. big day raiders day here, you want to know about game time weather, meteorologist mike nicco will have the full forecast. golden gate bridge unlike yesterday, dry. a little mist. we'll check in with sue to see how that is affecting traffic. >>> peyton manning brings his broncos to town for raiders day let's hope it turns out better than this for palmer and the silver and black. we'll be right back. good morning! wow. want to start the d
and licenses starting this morning. >>> pot smokers are lighting up in seattle. this is a public pot party. the new law legalizing marijuana went into effect in the state today. voters approved the law in november, but the law doesn't allow people to smoke weed in public. if they get caught, they could be fined. >> if you look at everybody around here, i have never seen so many people in seattle in one vicinity like this. >> the city is not issuing fines just yet. anyone lighting up will be given a warning for now. voters in colorado approved a similar law in november legalizing marijuana. users there can only carry an ounce or less. >>> it's a big night at the white house. the national christmas tree lighting ceremony is underway on the ellipse. the first family is set to flip the switch in a few minutes. the tradition is meant to celebrate the holiday season and share the message of peace. the u.s. navy band, i think, just wrapping up here. sue palka is on the ellips tonight and, sue, normally, i would be asking you about the cold when you're outside like. this you have a celebration to
. to celebrate, pot smokers have been lighting up in the shadow of seattle's iconic space needle. cnn's miguel marquez is in seattle for us this morning. morning. >> reporter: good morning there. this was only one of many parties across the state with people just taking the first step as this new law is implemented. ♪ >> reporter: the moment recreational pot, anything less than an ounce, no longer illegal in washington state. >> it's amazing. i'm not a criminal anymore. i can't go to jail for small amounts of marijuana. you know, it's -- i'm free to be free. >> reporter: several dozen hard-core smokers showed up here to the base of the space needle, the symbol of the city and of the state to light up at the stroke of midnight. and while the new law does not allow smoking in public places, seattle police and police departments across the state are turning a blind eye tonight, allowing celebrations to light up. this is what you'd assume the stores will look like or something along these lines? >> so, yeah, our stores are going to have the feel of a fine cigar shop. >> jaymon shively, once a hi
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by the governor. dozens of people got marriage licenses at the courthouse in seattle. the state has a three-day waiting period so the earliest it can start is on sunday. >>> a federal government is taking action against the makers of a portable baby recliner after five infant deaths. this is the new model of the nap nanny called the chill. the consumer product safety commission says the device poses substantial risk of injury and death to babies. the company that makes it, baby matters, went out of business a month ago. >>> the temptation not to cheat on a diet is hard enough. now it seems though diets may enhance your sweet tooth. researchers from northwestern university found sweets taste much better when the person is cheating on a diet. yeah, a little drama helps party. the results show the more guilt that you feel the more pleasure you get from eating the treats. i think that's true actually. >> now watching them eat that i want some sweets. >> there you go. >> right? >> we'll get on that right away. >> okay, thanks. >>> it's 5:20. it's official. cal has a new head football coach. >> p
. sunny and cloudy st. louis, 58. colder with showers in denver. periods of rain in seattle. 46 degrees. >>> get ready for big fun at the grammy awards. the nominations were announced during a special concert last night in nashville. ♪ >> that's the band fun. the indy group got best song. also those who got nominations was frank and also r & b mumford & sons. you can see the 55th annual grammy awards february 10th, 8:00 p.m. eastern right here on cbs. >>> the duchess of cambridge remains hospitalized for morning sickness treatment. the hospital says it's reviewing telephone info after a nurse revealed information to a prank caller. we have the details from london. >> reporter: the duchess of cambridge got a hospital visit from her sister pippa and brother james. they arrived the day after a caller pretending to be the queen got through to kate's nurse. >> hello. good morning. king edward vii hospital. >> hello there. could i please speak to kate, please, my granddaughter. >> reporter: the prankster fooled her way past the operator and tricked kate's nurse as well. she revealed that th
to pick up marriage licenses at the county courthouse in seattle. the governor signed the measure into law yesterday. the state has a three-day waiting period so the earliest they can start is sunday. >>> a new poll finds californians are more optimistic about governor brown and prop 30. after passage of prop 30, tax hikes, the governor's job approval rating has hit 48% now. nearly half think the state is going in the right direction since prop 30 passed but 94% of those polled believe the state's fiscal future overall is still a problem. >>> tax hikes pushed by governor brown approved by voters this year could slow economic growth but not for the long term. that's from a new study out of ucla which shows prop 30 won't derail our state's recovery. the proposition boosts sales tax a quarter of a cent and retroactively raising income tax for the wealthy. >>> a number of state lawmakers apparently like the cars the state used to provide for them. a yearling, the perk of a free car was taken away from the legislators but at least 37 of them decided to buy those cars the state was selling. but
for same -- congratulations. >>> it's now legal for same sex couples to marry in seattle. dozen have lined up outside the administration building shortly after they assigned the new video. we want to show you a photo of kate middleton leaving the hospital with her husband prince william and what went wrong during her stay and we will have more on why the hospital is now apologizing. >>> they are hoping to cash in on a big promise. joining us from sunny veil, with details, you have to bring us back some soup and bread. >> okay, i will do that, pam, just for you, but that big promise, free sourdough bread for the entire year. >> reporter: check out this line, the first person in line showed up and we are live at the latest area in sunny veil california and some people have come out as far as new york but we are here with ross. how are you doing? tell us what people can expect? >> well, the doors open at 10:30 but what we are celebrating is the doors opening and the first several people who come through, they will get 365 loaves of bread for a year. >> reporter: well, it is like this in the s
lining up outside a seattle administration building. they began picking up their wedding licenses this morning. >>> the nominations for the 2013 grammy awards are in. six different artists tied for top nominee. they are kanye west, jay-z, frankie ocean. mumford and sons and the band fun. and call me maybe up for song of the year. the grammys will air on february 10th. i. >>> red parking meters around town designed to fight fraud and provide parking for the disabled but up next, that effort isn't going as planned and the costing you. we'll get the details. >> this morning is a far cry from where we were yesterday and the day before with the temperatures. cooler air kicking in. i'm he have the details on how long it will stick around. and your full forecast. we'll be back after the break. >>> time now for a fox 5 holiday tradition. accepted in your ornaments for the fox 5 christmas tree. we'll decorate a tree with your festive donation and give it to a local charity to brighten up your holiday. your holiday. be sure to put it to the attention of the fox 5 christmas tree. s tree. >>>
the clock struck midnight in seattle on thursday 100 or so pot lovers gather to it light up. recreational use of marijuana is now legal after voters approved the measure on november . >> washington voters were very ready for a new approach to marijuana. >> a new approach that led to adults over 21 to posses over an ounce of pot and use it but only in private. which meant the midnight celebration was, in fact, illegal. the new law conflicts with a federal ban on marijuana. it didn't tell police how to enforce it and lacks spisks on how to regular late producers. >> there is a major problem that has to be work out quickly. >> officials say they are plowing forward because prohibition got expensive. the state spent $1 million a year prosecutors offenders. >> this is one reason why rohigs has failed in its purpose. >> while the feds decide what they will do the state is expect an influx of tourist. >> it is already happening. there is people from boston, noraway, and other places here. >> this puts them above colorado where its law of recreational use on marijuana goes into effect next month
, in addition to the district offcolumbia. mann ame sex couples immediately linnd up outside a seattle adminissration bbiiding shortly after the law was signed. couples can pegin pickkng up their wedding certificates and licenses starting this morning. recreational marijuana use s now legal innwwshington state. starting today... residentt 21 and ovvr can possess up to an ounce of pot without faciig state penalties.voters assed growing and selling the drug is still a crime... and possession is still a feeeral crimeeas well.colorado also leealized thh recreational use of marijjann last month... but that amendment won't take effecttuntil colorado's goveenor siggs off on it. some maryland leaders ae speaking out agaanst the federal governmmnt's decision to deny aid to hhrricann sandy victims in ur ssate.according to theefederal emergency management agency... the damage just wasn't enough to fema director craig fugate actually made thatt announcement tuesday... during a hearing in front of the appropriations hearinn wednesdayy.. senators barbara mikulski and bee cardin told fema o
showdown involving the feds. we get the story from kristen dahlgren. >> reporter: at seattle landmark, a celebration. as of midnight, washington state's new law makes it legal for adults to possess up to an ounce of marijuana. >> the first legal case. >> reporter: the new system is modelled on alcohol laws. it is still illegal to drive impaired or possess pot under twenty-one, they issued verbal warnings only. you can legally possess one ounce, use it in private. but stores will not be licensed to sell it for recreational use for a year, without a prescription there is still no sale. recreational users are going to say where am i going to buy this marijuana if it is illegal to sell marijuana still? >> reporter: federal law still prohibits the sale in any state. >> the federal government may prosecute anyone who uses marijuana on federal land, parks's courthouses, and could go after the large-scale growers whether or n who supply the marijuana. >> reporter: but attitudes towards pot may be changing, where just say no filling tv screens now shows pot as a suburban staple. in a new poll,
emergency because of grant deadlines. not to be outdone, seattle and a remote control helicopter. not really an issue of national security, but there you have it. $41,000 for each one helicopter. by the way, one more thing. take a look at the cover of tom coburn's report. it's fantasy. how much you think you can't? crazy. okay, that's what taayer dollars can do. i could have done a lot more with a half-million dollars. >> coming up on "the willis report", obama ad the house republicans not letting on their fiscal cliff stands. the fiscal cliff symbolizes time over tragedy. it will soon be a loss for many new york city commuters. but the tablet top your christmas wish list? christmas wish list? have before copd... i tk my son fishing every year. we had a great spot, not easy to find, but worth it. but with copd making it hard to breathe, i thought those days might be over. so my doctor prescribed symbicort. it helps significantly improve my lung function starting within five minutes. symbicort doesn't replace a rescue inhaler for sudden symptoms. with symbicort, today i'm breathing better. an
cell on sunday. for "good morning america," neal karlinsky, abc news, seattle. >> what a story. >>> now, to the latest twist in the controversial utah custody battle. a baby girl was put up for adoption without her soldier father's knowledge or consent. a judge ordered the girl returned to her father. and now, the mother is speaking out in an abc news exclusive. amy robach is here with the latest on this controversial story. >> reporter: good morning to you. this bitter battle over a 21-month-old little girl, between her adoptive parents and the biological father, has grown more complicated. the girl's birth mother is speaking out to abc news. tira bland says no matter who has custody of her daughter, she is still her mother. and she still loves her. >> her well-being is all that matters to me. i want to see her successful. i want to see her in a home, a good home. >> reporter: but the question of just who provides that home is now at the center of a contentious custody battle. bland's ex-husband, terry achane, a sergeant in the army, said bland put his daughter up for adoption without
have been celebrating in the streets of seattle, people gather at the space needle for a new year's eve-style countdown to midnight when the measure passed by voters last month took effect. when the clock struck 12, they cheered and lit up. >>> the duchess of came brynn has left a london hospital. -- cambridge has left a london hospital. new video of smiling kate middleton leaving the hospital early this morning. her husband, prince william bay her side. the royal couple's office says she will head to kensington palace in london for a period of rest. she is less than 12 weeks nap. the couple is expecting their first child -- leaving the hospital and looks picture perfect. >> but she is not feeling so well so she can make the raiders game tonight. maybe you have tickets. >> [ unintelligible ] >>> it will be nice, 56°. i heard she would lend you her war paint and costume if you would like it kristen. >> thank you. wish we were the same size. [ laughing ] >>> good morning. here's a look at live doppler can't wait to see the crazy people at the game tonight. mist hanging in the air, no dri
a woman, i believe it's seattle. he saved his mom's wife because he has a b.b. gun. it wonder if bob costas will opine on this on sunday. i doubt this. my issue is the way he tries to explain himself. either stands by it and says sorry, i'll inject politics in football or come out and says i shouldn't have do that. instead it's i didn't explain et well enough. i wish we had time. so if we don't get enough time, shut your mouth? >> bob: how could costas not talk about the biggest football story of the day? i don't think he tried to say he shouldn't take responsibility. he should take responsibility. but a guy like that with troubled pass, gun laws allow him to buy a gun is obscene. >> dana: but going gun control rather than talk about domestic violence. maybe it wasn't appropriate at the football game either but he made a choice and it was political. that got him in hot water. admire him for coming on the o'reilly factor. >> greg: coming up, homework is punishment. leigh it up to france. which is a country. apparently they say homework punishs the poor kids and helps the rich. dana wi
under the seattle space needl needle. recreational marijuana use became legal. washington and colorado became the first state to vote to decriminalize pot use last month. midnight also brought the first marriage licenses for gay couples in washington state. hundreds lined up wednesday evening following last month's approval by popular vote. marriage ceremonies can begin sunday. no grapevine tonight so we can bring you special interview with a self-described old dog with new tricks. to get us off the fiscal cliff. ú0 >> bret: you know him from almost 20 years in the senate. his name is part of the frequently referenced simpson-bowles deficit reduction commission. now he is getting another star turn in an unusual appeal for fiscal sanity gangnam style. senator simpson, thank you for being with us. >> you bet. >> bret: we'd be remiss if we didn't start with this. ♪ ♪ >> bret: what provoked you to do the gangnam style dance? >> it's called the love of young people. the kikos back struggling young guys who have to start taking part or get taken apart. the senior citizens of the count
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